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Shai Held

Mechon Hadar
Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought
New York, NY
Shai Held, a leading Jewish theologian, scholar, and educator, is Co-Founder and Dean of Mechon Hadar. He is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Held's first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was hailed as a "watershed" in our understanding of Heschel; his next book, The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, is due out this summer.